Friday, April 21, 2017

From now on...

I refer you to the book "The Mythic Imagination: The Quest for Meaning Through Personal Mythology by Stephen Larsen Ph.D.

It does not sound occult, and at first may seem like *just* psychology. It isn't. It will be your new Bible, your new IIH. Get it, read it, live it. It is what magick, myth and rleigion should be in the future.

That and do the Headless Ritual.

That is all.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the book recommendation - I will definitely pick up a copy! Does this mean that you will no longer be responding to questions or updating your blog?

    If I've misunderstood, I would be grateful for some input on a Step 3 Elemental Pore Breathing exercises from Bardon's IIH. Specifically I would be interested to know if there is an objective or unmistakable sign that contact with the actual element has been established that differentiates it from my creative imagination of the element's effects?

    I can generally produce a sensation of heat, but there are days when this effect is weak and it is not always guaranteed to happen, and the heat will rarely increase above a certain level regardless of additional inhalations. At what point can it be determined that I am working directly with the actual element and not just creating the sensations imaginatively?

    Many thanks for your help,
    Ben.

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    1. I pop in here now and then.
      The sign of contact with an element is when you feel, or imaginatively experience the element. You know that feeling when you are in a dark room, alone and you just FEEL something is there and know it in your gut. Do that with the elements. The pentagram rituals are great for having a daily positive elemental connection and something for your imagination to work with. You could develop your own of course if you want to be strictly Bardonian. Realize it is not so much the breath that draws it in, it is the imagination. The breath is like a kind of ritual or tool to aid your mind in drawing the energy in.

      It is imagination, all of it! The imagination is THE tool that causes the energy to work on command. That is what IIH is all about, developing the imagination!!! It is your divine power along with the will. When those two combine you have it. That is why any magick system will work as long as it trains the imagination and the will. The rest are "totems" or symbols or rituals you use as place holders of meaning for easier work.

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